Andra Moss, International Senior Lawyers Project; Michael J. Haroz, Goulston & Storrs; Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti; Robin Trangsrud, Asylum Access; Elizabeth Tully, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project
Join the Boston Bar Association on Wednesday, February 8, for Pro Bono Opportunities in International Law. It starts at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street.
Practitioners who have an interest in international law will learn of the opportunities to share legal expertise with colleagues and communities overseas. Participants will learn from representatives from six different organizations that facilitate pro bono opportunities in international law at home and abroad, from providing direct services to asylum seekers in Southeast Asia to researching international legal norms to supporting human rights defenders in Haiti. There is work for attorneys in many fields. Participants will hear from program managers about the types of opportunities available as well as Boston-area attorneys who have provided pro bono services in Kenya, Ecuador and the Czech Republic. This program will examine the ways attorneys can support the provision of legal services and promote the rule of law abroad while expanding and enriching attendees’ own legal skills.
The speakers are Andra Moss, International Senior Lawyers Project; Michael J. Haroz, Goulston & Storrs, P.C.; Brian Concannon, Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti; Robin Transgrud, Asylum Access; Jacqueline Gichinga, ABA-UNDP International Resource Center; Elizabeth Tully, Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project; and Christina Storm, Lawyers Without Borders.